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16 A {compl{iment}} on Pope

This weak & unpromising habit of body in his first infancy he had in common with Descartes Father Paul our own Pope & many others of these superior mortals Inventors, as if the extraordinary portion of spirits which animates such forward souls overpowered & oppressed the young & tender materials which cloath them –

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